2016 NASC Sports Event Symposium

CSEE Fall 2015 Module

RFPs and the Bid Process

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 

Colorado Springs, CO

7:00 a.m. MT - 11:30 a.m. MT


$350 per person. NASC Membership required to enroll in CSEE. Deadline to Register is September 14, 2015. Register now.

About the Module

The purpose of this session is to learn best practices in the bid process. To do so, every event owner and host in the situation must understand what the other is looking for.

This module begins with two panels; one for event owners and the second with three city representatives. Each presenter will discuss what they are looking for, how they present their story, and the reasoning behind it all.

Following these presentations, discussions, and questions and answers, a case will be presented. Participants will be divided into small groups to discuss the case and decide on the most important elements.

Small groups will then be asked to report on their recommendation to the class.

Each participant will be asked to submit a brief paper on the implementation of lessons learned.

This module marks the last of a series that began in April 2002.

Our first online module, due to roll out in January 2016, will be the first in the revised CSEE course of study.

Download pre-course work assignment.


Don Schumacher, CSEE, Executive Director, NASC

Event Owner Panel Speakers

Beth Porreca, CSEE, Director of Special Events, US Lacrosse

Roland Rivera, Special Projects/New Event Development, Triple Crown Sports

Micah Rice, Vice President National Events, USA Cycling

City Representative Panel Speakers

Frank Lett, Associate Executive Director/Director of Sports Marketing, Kingsport CVB

Matthew Dunn, CSEE, Vice President, Tourism Development, Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches

Monica Paul, Executive Director, Dallas Sports Commission

About CSEE

Since its inception in 2002, CSEE has been the only certification available for experienced sports tourism professionals seeking continuing education and professional development in the field of sports tourism. Certification can be earned in as little as two and a half years for grandfather participants and four years for standard participants. CSEE designation is awarded to individuals who have successfully completed eight modules (five modules for individuals with grandfather status). Learn more.


7:00 a.m............. Continental Breakfast

7:30 a.m.............Welcome and Briefing on New CSEE Program

7:45 a.m............. Introductions and Presentations of Event Owner

Panel Speakers and Q&A

8:45 a.m............. Refreshment Break

9:00 a.m............. Introductions and Presentations of City Representative

Panel Speakers and Q&A

10:00 a.m........... Refreshment Break

10:15 a.m........... Case Study Discussion

11:00 a.m........... Case Study Reporting

11:30 a.m........... Concluding Summary Remarks

Noon.................... Luncheon


Direct any questions to Don Schumacher, CSEE, Executive Director at Don@SportsCommissions.org  


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